Flowers: June – July; catkins
Fruit: Sweet chestnuts in spiny case
Twigs & bark: Twigs purple-brown often with longitudinal ridges; bark purplish/grey, smooth then grey-brown and ridged with spiral pattern when mature
Woodland, hedgerows and parkland in a wide range of soils
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Long-lived trees, known to exceed 400 years and possibly 600 years